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May 25, 2019

Anna and Amanda discuss the Orwell Prize for Political Fiction longlist, recommended by Preti Taneja (ep 56).

Our book of the week is The Van Apfel Girls Are Gone by Felicity McLean.  An Australian mystery set in outer Sydney, it has been described as 'a Picnic at Hanging Rock for a new generation'. But what did Anna...

May 19, 2019

Anna and Annie discuss the shortlist for the Man Booker International Prize to be announced on 21 May, and this week's Top Ten Bestsellers.

Our book of the week is The Years by Annie Ernaux, translated by Alison L. Strayer.  A creative autobiography of Ernaux's life growing up in France from the 1940s to 2000s, it...

May 12, 2019

Anna and Annie discuss the Women's Prize Shortlist - so many thoughts! - and the New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards, including Deep Time Dreaming, The Trauma Cleaner and Boy Swallows Universe.

Our book of the week is The Erratics by Vicki Laveau-Harvie.  A darkly funny memoir about caring for ageing parents...

May 4, 2019

Anna and Annie chat with Shawn Mooney, of Shawn The Book Maniac, and discuss this week's Top 10 Best Sellers.

Our book of the week is Flames by Robbie Arnott.  It's the story of Charlotte running away from her brother Levi, a detective sent to find her, and the Tasmanian landscape.  A wild debut, shortlisted for...